Second Temple Period Glass Tear Bottle


Beautiful tear bottle from the Roman Period

The tear bottle was part of an ancient tradition for remembering ones past.

15 Cm Hight Good size and excellent Patina


Ancient Roman Glass Tear Bottle Second Temple Period 

First century tear bottle from the Roman Period. The tear bottle was part of an ancient tradition for remembering ones past. For more information on the Roman Glass Tear bottle read our article…

Take this Cup from Me: A Look at Roman Glass Tear Bottles from the First Century When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mt. of Olives, he prayed to God, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)

Before the Roman period, glass was made with a sand core mold, and was extremely expensive. During the Roman period, glass blowing was invented, which changed the entire glass industry. Glass became much more common, and one of the first types of vessels to be made using this new blowing technique is the small elongated bottle that we call the “tear bottle.”

Collecting tears is a story repeated in the bible with King David in Psalm 56:8

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.

Shipped direct from the Holy Land.

Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.

Additional information

Weight3 kg
Dimensions4 × 5 × 25 cm